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Veterinarians Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for veterinarians in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of veterinarians amongst Colorado metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Veterinarians in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,530
25th Percentile Wage
$63,730
50th Percentile Wage
$80,160
75th Percentile Wage
$98,860
90th Percentile Wage
$125,230

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for veterinarians in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $125,230. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $80,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,530.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18.53
25th Percentile Wage
$30.64
50th Percentile Wage
$38.54
75th Percentile Wage
$47.53
90th Percentile Wage
$60.21

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for veterinarians in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.21. The median hourly salary is $38.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18.53.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of veterinarians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201680,1604.43%8.28%
201576,610-1.54%-
201477,790-0.42%-
201378,1205.89%-
201273,520--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Veterinarians in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of veterinarians in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of veterinarians in state of Colorado ranges from $60,300 to $91,820. The highest paying area for veterinarians in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $91,820. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Grand Junction (mean annual salary $91,630). The lowest paying area is East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $60,300.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$91,820
Grand Junction
$91,630
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$85,460
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$84,420
Colorado Springs
$80,640
Fort Collins-Loveland
$73,370
Boulder
$72,490
Greeley
$69,910
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$60,300


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